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Considering the path the New York Giants seem destined to travel down, it’s not out of this world to view them, candidates, to land the No. 1 draft pick next offseason. Reports have indicated that a quarterback isn’t out of the question for GM Dave Gettleman, considering he’s still leading the charge in 2020.
Joe Burrow will inevitably be the top selection in the draft, and the only team in front of the Giants currently is the Cincinnati Bengals. This puts Big Blue in a precarious position. Do they draft Burrow and flip Daniel Jones for a first-round pick? Or do they select Chase Young and add a generational talent to the defensive line. They could also elect to trade back and collect capital, some of which Gettleman lost in the Leonard Williams trade.
There are plenty of options for the Giants moving forward. Still, I would anticipate Young being the focal point considering the lack of talent at the outside linebacker position, aside from Markus Golden. However, Young is primarily a defensive end at the collegiate level, and forcing him to adapt to the OLB position might negate the purpose of drafting him in the first place.
The Giants would be wise to formulate their defense around him, maximizing his potential rather than holding him back from being an elite pass rusher. The reality is, Gettleman needs to see progress soon, and if he fails to field a winning team in 2020, his job security will be in peril.
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